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    Here are 3 smoke poles I want to go to the range with some day. First is a Tennessee Mountain rifle, .36 cal. percussion with a Sharon barrel. Don't know who built it but I got it cheap and plan to rebuild it in the future. Next is my first build, a .50 cal. flinter with a Green River/Sharon barrel that has proved to be very accurate. Last is my current build, a Lancaster style flintlock, .54 cal. with a 44 inch swamped Colraine barrel. This stock is AAA Curly Maple and should turn out real purty.............Daniel146_3728.jpg146_3729.jpg146_3730.jpg146_3731.jpg

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    Very nice looking.

    It almost looks like that 36 cal bore is offset in the barrel.

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    Good work Boog!

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    What a great selection Daniel...you should look at a .45 for your next project, give you a nice quartet

    That flint'r is exactly what I'm hoping to find for my next adoption. Nice lines and not ostentatious.

    Your latest project looks like it's coming along nicely, heck of a barrel length, you'll need a set of sticks to keep her steady

    Truly inspirational !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    Very nice looking.

    It almost looks like that 36 cal bore is offset in the barrel.
    Good eye Fox. Whoever built this rifle didn't know enough to position the offset to either the top or bottom. I just hope I don't have to "position" the sights to far off center or it may become a 20 yard gun. LOL..............................Daniel

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post


    you'll need a set of sticks to keep her steady

    Truly inspirational !!
    The "swamped" barrel is designed to help steady the hold. Thanks for the compliments............Daniel

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    Quote Originally Posted by boogaloo View Post
    The "swamped" barrel is designed to help steady the hold.
    I see the Track of the Wolf lists that barrel as only 4.4 lbs....so not as bad as I would have thought...still a long way out in front of you
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    Quote Originally Posted by boogaloo View Post
    Good eye Fox. Whoever built this rifle didn't know enough to position the offset to either the top or bottom. I just hope I don't have to "position" the sights to far off center or it may become a 20 yard gun. LOL..............................Daniel
    When boring it and rifling it you should have it in a lathe and make sure there is no run out before starting, seems really weird, but I have seen this with shotgun barrels too, one side thicker than the other, really odd but how old is the gun, the modern processes vs older methods may be what is messing with my brain here.

    I like the stock all the way to the end, the full length Pennsylvania rifle caught my eye but they are very costly. I was actually surprised when I held that Traditions Kentucky rifle when it came in, at 7+ lbs I thought it would feel heavy, even front heavy, but it is really balanced, I figure yours would be as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fox View Post
    When boring it and rifling it you should have it in a lathe and make sure there is no run out before starting, seems really weird, but I have seen this with shotgun barrels too, one side thicker than the other, really odd but how old is the gun, the modern processes vs older methods may be what is messing with my brain here.

    I like the stock all the way to the end, the full length Pennsylvania rifle caught my eye but they are very costly. I was actually surprised when I held that Traditions Kentucky rifle when it came in, at 7+ lbs I thought it would feel heavy, even front heavy, but it is really balanced, I figure yours would be as well.
    It's not uncommon for a traditional barrel to have a run out in the bore. It just means that the builder should locate the run out to either the top or bottom. Like I said, I did not build that one, but the price was right..............................Daniel

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